We learn in different ways. Some of us are visual learners, some are auditory and some of us learn kinesthetically. My son, who is an elementary school teacher, came up with a categorization that he calls relational learning. His premise is that learning may be partly dependent on who is doing the teaching. When a parent or close family member attempts to instruct in a basic skill, it doesn’t always work yet when someone else steps in, the result can be quite different. Many years ago I asked my husband to share his proficiency in photography — and the harder he tried to show me, the more I ended up frustrated and in tears. My son’s daughter struggled with learning to ride a bike until someone other than her parents assisted as the back-of-bike holder. My mother made me absolutely crazy, trying to teach me to drive — yet my sister’s boyfriend took me out to practice behind the wheel and it was a snap. I don’t think those are particularly isolated experiences. Why is it often so difficult to learn from the people who love us the most?